Recommended Resources

The following are three organizations and inspiring wine and beverage professionals that I discovered while studying. Please take a minute to check out the following websites: you can never have enough educational resources to create a well-rounded and balanced wine education meant to inspire and last. Cheers!

-Denise Mueller, Founder


GuildSomm is a nonprofit international membership organization for sommeliers and wine professionals that promotes education, collaboration, and healthy debate while maintaining the key values of the sommelier profession: integrity, humility, and hospitality. We're here to help you expand your knowledge of the wine world, network, and stay up-to-date on industry news and trends. Our partner organization SommFoundation helps GuildSomm members meet their educational goals through scholarships and enrichment trips.

Feature articlespodcasts, and videos are publicly available and cover varied topics on the world of wine. For members, we have additional in-depth educational materials, forums for discussion, events, and much more.

Wine folly

Wine Folly is a culture site offering articles and videos that will connect you to the world of wine. We’re located near Seattle, WA but travel around the world to curate the most awesome stories about wineries, regions and winemakers.  

Subscribe to the Wine Folly updates right in your inbox. You’ll get an e-mail on Thursdays with short excerpts from our wine-education-packed blog articles from the week. Product releases are less frequent. We promise not to annoy you (too much), and will never give-away/sell your email.


Karen MacNeil is the only American to have won every major wine award given in the English language, including the Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year (James Beard Foundation) and the Global Wine Communicator of the Year (International Wine and Spirits Association).  

Karen is also the author of the award-winning book, THE WINE BIBLE, the single best- selling wine book in the United States, praised as “The most informative and entertaining book I’ve ever seen on the subject” (Danny Meyer), “Astounding” (Thomas Keller), and “A masterpiece of wine writing…the single best wine book written in years…” (Kevin Zraly).